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"Be Held In the Grip of the Pierced
Right Hand of Jesus Now and Forever"


Read the Prologue from our Emotional Religious Story

Here are the words of author H. Bruce Boulton from the prologue of his emotional death coping book. He hopes his words of encouragement will bless you while you read his emotional religious story about his loved one.

The title Grip of Heaven came from a vision the Lord gave me following my precious Annie's home going in November 2016. She exhibited a real peace of mind in the few weeks before her passing that gave no evidence of her physical condition or circumstances. I discovered the source of that peace in the months following as I searched her personal belongings. I found a scribbled note on her coupon envelope in her pocketbook that read, "Stop holding on and be held by Jesus." Later, I read in her journal, "I saw a roadside sign that said, 'Stop holding on and be held by the loving arms of Jesus.' So much of this applies to me."

I observed her inner peace during her last days and especially during her nine-day stay in the hospital. My vision of the pierced hand of Jesus gripping Ann's hand came soon after this discovery. With it came encouragement to write this death coping book and tell others of the walk she and I had walked over the last forty-five years following our Lord's leading in all aspects of our lives together in this emotional religious story.


My desire is that we all accept his will for our lives now as we pray the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:10: "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." The kingdom is the Holy Spirit's rule in our souls-our minds, emotions, and wills. Matthew 6:33 tells us to "seek first His kingdom," Matthew 3:2 reads, "is at hand," and Luke 17:21 reads, "within you." The earth is my soul, not the round ball we walk on. Genesis 2:7 tells us God formed humanity from dust. Matthew 5:13 tells us, "You are the salt of the earth."

I am greatly encouraged as I journey through life as a seeker of truth by a quote from page 37 of George H. Warnock's book Beauty for Ashes Part 1 "The Family of God" section.

"If this is the day of the unveiling of Christ, and the joining together of the Body of Christ, it is also the day of the UNVEILING OF THE HUMAN HEART, and the manifestation of the hidden things of darkness that lie concealed in the hearts of God's people."

All scripture references come from the New American Standard Bible Reference Edition, 1973. I also offer quotes from Ann's and my favorite daily devotional book, My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers, the updated edition of 1992. I will use OC as the abbreviation for this source in my emotional religious story.

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